Publisher : The Korean Environmental Sciences Society
DOI : 10.5322/JES.2004.13.2.167
Title & Authors
Characteristics of deodorization for malodorants in aqueous solution by sonication Yoo, Young-Eok; Maeda, Yasuaki;
A aqueous solution of malodorants (i.e., n-valeraldehyde, n-valeric- acid, 2-methylisoborneol, and trimethylamine) was exposed to 200KHz ultrasound with a power of 6.0W/ per unit volume in a sonochemical reactor under room temperature and atmospheric pressure condition. The concentration of malodorants decreased with irradiation time, indicating pseudo-first-order kinetics. The removal efficiency of malodorants was about from 50% to 96% decomposed after 90 minutes sonication. At the deodorization, it was determined by triangle odor bag(TOB) method for odor sensory measurement, and it indicated that over 60% of relative odors were deodorized with degradation by the sonication.